Har Ki Dun Trek: A Perfect Detailed Guide




Whenever it comes to trekking Uttarakhand is always a topic of discussion due its numerous trekking trails present at Himalayan and Garhwal mountains. Har ki Dun Trek is one of the marvelous treks of Uttarakhand which sit at the base of the gigantic peak of Fateh Parvat at the altitude of 3556 meters. The charismatic view of this cradle shaped dramatic valley will not only give pleasure to your eyes but also allow you to experience the unique flora and fauna as the valley is flourished with bouquet of flowers and thrilling wildlife. When you snake up from Sankri the staggering view of Garhwal Mountain will force you to take out your camera and capture the best of god creation. You will bump into deers and bores on your trail of Har ki dun. The best view one will get to experience is one when you come across through the charming frozen glaciers of Jaundhar and Swargarohini, which will always exist in your mind as a memorandum from your trip to the ravishing valley in Western Himalaya, Har ki Dun. 

Base Camp

Gateway for this alluring trek, Sankri os the basecamp for this outstanding stretch. This quaint village offers a beguiling landscape view which is located at at 1950 meters in the tons valley. This village consists of few private hotels or government-run guest houses for travellers and trekkers. The road is the last village road that heads on the route of the trek which passes through the Govind Wildlife sanctuary. Sankri is an ideal location for you to set up your camp and bonfire with the pleasant view of sun drowning behind the Himalayas with the glittering Swargarohini peak, makes this site an ideal basecamp for the ideal trek. 

Best Season To Visit

Har ki dun trek is a treat for trekkers which allow them to travel throughout the year because of its favourable weather condition except for the monsoons. As this trek takes you from the lively city of Dehradun. If you want to experience some snow on your trek then you should visit this place during December to mid of April and experience some chill of the hill. If you are a nature lover and want to witness the flowers blooming in the grasslands and snow patches in the distance, then the spring season is the best time to engage in this classic journey. The average temperature which one can experience ranges from 1 degree to 5 degree Celsius, but the nights are comparatively colder due to fall in temperature below freezing point. Most experienced trekkers like to undertake this trek during the month of May to October.


Har Ki dun trek is situated in Uttrakhand where we can get a chance to visit some alluring sites of Uttarakhand. Dehradun being the capital city of Utrrkahand is also one of the oldest cities in India. It is famous for its vibrant weather, large cantonment area, architectural sites and renowned temples. Sankri is not only the basecamp for Har ki Dun Trek but it also offers an astounding view  of the pristine and mixed Himalayan forests, which is located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. At the elevation of 2,075 meters there is an inviting colony that enroute to Har ki Dun Pass, Taluka with the staggering view of valleys and river flowing through the grasslands. This place also accommodates facilities for nature enthusiasts. Last but not the least Osla a quaint village in the Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi district giving a sight at unique flora with foliage fields. This place is home for some mythological facts as the Temple of Duryodhana is located and it is believed that River Tamas is formed by the tears of locals on the death of Duryodhana during the battle of Kurukshetra. 

Things to Carry

  • Trekking shoes 
  • Campaign shoes 
  • Torch
  • Thermal innerwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Back pack 
  • Day pack 
  • Trekking pole
  • Water bottle 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Trekking pants 
  • Woolen caps and gloves 
  • Raincover
  • First aid kit 
  • Personal medication

How to reach Dehradun

By Road: You can surely ride down through the picturesque road of NH 72. As a number of Volvo buses run from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi or you can take a ride in a private vehicle, it is only a journey of 6-8 hours to reach Dehradun from Delhi. 

By Air: Board your flight to the Jolly Grant Airport which is well connected with Delhi and other Major cities. This airport is located at a distance of 25 km from Dehradun, which you can easily travel with the cabs service available at the airport.

By Rail: Dehradun Railway station is well connected to major cities and there are a good number of trains running for Dehradun from Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata and Amritsar.